A Guide to the Mather (William Tyler) Items, 1898-1899, 1916, 1936-1938
William Tyler Mather was born on September 2, 1864 in Amherst, Massachusetts. His parents were Richard Henry and Elizabeth (Carmichael) Mather. After earning his B.A. at Amherst in 1886, Mather worked as an instructor at Leicester Academy in Massachusetts from 1886-1887 and at Williston Seminary from 1887-1893. From 1893-1894 he was a practicing chemist in Boston. Mather earned his M.A. in 1891 at Amherst and a Ph.D. from John Hopkins University in 1897. He was an associate professor of physics at John Hopkins from 1898-1907. Mather moved to Austin in 1907 and became a professor of physics at UT. During Mather’s time as a professor at UT he served on the university athletic council, aided in the organization of the Southwest Conference, was an elder of the University Presbyterian Church, served on the board of directors of the University YMCA, and as the president of the Anti-Vice League of Austin. Mather married Mabel Elizabeth Nevins on June 30, 1892 and they had four children. Mather died of a heart attack on June 14, 1937.
Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl,"MATHER, WILLIAM TYLER,"Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 30, 2015. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fma73
This collection, from 1898-1899, 1916, 1936-1938, contains items from the 40 year career of William Tyler Mather who was an Associate Professor of Physics at UT. The collection includes a School of Physics annual report, a Regents investigation, and photographs.
This collection is open for research use.
William Tyler Mather Items, 1898-1899, 1916, 1936-1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by W.H.R., July 1966.
Detailed Description of the Papers